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Spaghetti Carbonara
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
20 mins
Course: Main Dish, Pasta
Servings: 4 -6
Author: Countryside Cravings
  • 1 pound dry spaghetti or linguine
  • 8 slices of bacon cut into small pieces
  • 4 large eggs the fresher the better
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper
  1. Bring about 6 quarts of water to a boil. Salt your water well (taste it and it should taste salty) This is an important step because it is the only time you can add flavor to the pasta itself.
  2. Add in the pasta and cook until al dente. Reserve 1/2 cup of the pasta water, then drain.
  3. In a small bowl combine the cheese and eggs. Set aside.
  4. While the pasta is cooking, heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add in the bacon and cook until crispy. Toss in the pasta and reserved water. Remove from the heat.
  5. Add in the egg and cheese mixture a little at a time stirring quickly so not to scramble the eggs. The residual heat will cook the eggs.
  6. Season with freshly cracked pepper and salt if needed. Serve immediately.
Recipe Notes

Recipe adapted from italianbellavita.com